Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7 pm
Act One School of Drama
1775 Plummer St., Pickering
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7pm
Scugog Memorial Public Library
132 Water St., Port Perry
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm
McLaughlin Auditorium, Oshawa Public Library
65 Bagot St., Oshawa
All performances are PWYC (suggested donation $20)
Purchase preferred seating in advance here
Each year, Theatre 3×60 tours a socially relevant Canadian play to schools and community venues across Durham Region as part of its mandate to increase accessibility to live theatre. This past year, the company presented a powerful production of The Shape of a Girl, by Joan MacLeod. In 2017, the company brings Toronto Mississippi, also by Joan MacLeod, to Durham audiences.
Toronto Mississippi examines the power of hope and despair when people focus on what they have lost in life, versus what they have not yet discovered, and explores the concepts of disabilities, resilience, responsibility and tolerance The play focuses on Jhana, a developmentally challenged young adult, who, despite limitations, constantly seeks to reach out and grasp all she can from life. She is spontaneous, creative and curious. What limits her most are the adults in her life, who, despite their intact abilities, are crippled by loss and fear. Ironically, it is Jhana who carries a message of hope and has the ability to make her family whole.
The production will be directed by Theatre 3×60’s Joan Etienne, and features Durham based actors Carolyn Goff, Graeme Powell, Michael Serres and Nicole Vezeau in the cast. There will be pre/post performance programming offered at all venues. For schools there is also an accompanying study guide, with supporting activities, available for additional workshops.
The Theatre 3×60 School and Community Tour takes place from March to end of April, 2017, with public performance dates listed above. Public performances are PWYC (pay what you can, suggested $20) at the door. Limited preferred general seating can be reserved, in advance only, for $20/ticket.
For information on booking a school performance, please contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cast of Toronto Mississippi
A Toronto native, Carolyn moved to Port Perry two years ago and found a new home with The Borelians and now with Theatre 3×60. She has performed with The Borelians in Having Hope at Home and most recently last October in an incredible production of August: Osage County. She is thrilled to be joining Theatre 3×60 and sharing the stage with such a talented cast in Toronto Mississippi. Toronto was home to film and television credits including: Flashpoint, The Listener, Missing, Loser, The Mitchell Brothers among others.
Graeme is an actor and playwright currently residing in Sunderland. He has played dozens of roles throughout Durham Region, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary Canadian works such as Vimy and The Drowsy Chaperone. His first play, Renovations, won the ACT-Co Award for Outstanding New Play in 2015 and his second play, All Together Now, was performed at the inaugural Durham Minifest in Port Perry last summer. He’s looking forward to his second tour with Theatre 3×60!
Michael has performed dozens of roles in productions throughout the Durham Region, from Captain Keller in Miracle Worker, to Doc in Crimes of the Heart, to Father Flynn in Doubt. He has also been recognized for his directing, and sound design work. “Acting, Drama, Theatre… the best part of it is that, while you are always striving for perfection, you never quite arrive, every new piece of knowledge and understanding opens up a new horizon to explore and learn from. And to get to do that with the immensely talented people at Theatre 3X60 is so exciting! There’s just a whole lotta shaken’ going’ on!”
Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For
Theatrical Cemetery Walks come to Scugog this summer with the support of Ontario Trillium Foundation
Learn more at our public engagement session 1pm, March 26 at the Scugog Heritage Centre and Archives
Theatre 3×60 is pleased to announce the launch of a new theatrical cemetery walk program, Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For, made possible with the support of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. Through Pine Grove Plots, Theatre 3×60 is supporting the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s commitment to enrich people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage and this initiative is helping the preservation and animation of cultural heritage.
Working with Paul Arculus and the Lake Scugog Historical Society, Theatre 3×60 will deliver an educational and interactive program to create original theatrical vignettes, based on local heritage events and people. These vignettes will be performed onsite through the summer, in Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery, as part of Theatre 3×60’s Port Perry Summer Theatre programming.
The public are invited to an open information engagement session on Sunday March 26, 1:00 pm at the Heritage Centre and Archives. This session is the first of three phases and offers an opportunity to learn more about the project and how to become involved. Theatre 3×60 encourages anyone interested in either theatre or local history to come and participate in any of the three phases. Previous theatre experience is not necessary.
The open public information session takes place Sunday, March 26, 1:00 pm at the Heritage Centre and Archives, second floor of the Scugog arena, 1655 Reach Street, Port Perry. For further questions or more details please contact project coordinator, Amy Barron (416) 627-3327, or at email@example.com.
More information on the whole Pine Grove Plots project can be found here.
Vimy and the Great War
100 Years Later
Readings and Reflections
Sunday, April 9, 2:30 pm
Scugog Memorial Public Library
231 Water St. Port Perry
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and in tribute to the many Canadians who served in World War 1, artists and guests of Theatre 3×60 present a special afternoon of readings, songs and reflections at the Scugog Memorial Public Library on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm. Doors open at 1:45.
Admission is PWYC (pay what you can), with limited reserved general seating available in advance for $15.
Click here to purchase reserved general seating.
Community Cabarets and Readings
Our FREE Concerts, Conversations & Readings will be back in 2017 as part of Port Perry Summer Theatre!
The words are the same, the action never is!
Durham Minifest returns August 11 & 12, 2017!
More information at – www.durhamminifest.weebly.com
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